EMWF Book Club: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
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Tuesday August 25, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST (online)
Presenter: Emma Donoghue, The Pull of the Stars
Host: Vish Khanna
Sign up for the EMWF Book Club and enjoy conversation with fellow readers in the lead up to our main event: a live discussion between bestselling author Emma Donoghue, and Vish Khanna. Registered book club members can submit their questions for Emma ahead of time for a chance to ask them during the event!
This event includes closed captioning.
Pre-Event Discussions with Idea Exchange
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
Grab your favorite bevy as we sit down via zoom and talk about The Pull of The Stars, Emma Donoghue’s newest book. Kayleigh Platz will be leading this book talk and will be exploring the book’s themes, characters, and more. Details and registration available on Facebook or Idea Exchange's website.
Love to discuss the nuances of a great book? Our Preston Book Club meets monthly to discuss a set title, share our thoughts and learn more about the books we love. This month's title is The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue. Details and registration.
The Bookshelf is our bookselling partner for this event. Limited signed copies of The Pull of the Stars are available for pre-order if you order by July 20. If you would like to pre-order a signed copy, purchase online at bookshelf.ca or call 519-821-3311 x1. Your order will be available for pick-up or delivery on July 21 (the book’s release date).
The Pull of the Stars
by Emma Donoghue
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.
In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders—Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney.
In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.
In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.
Thank you to our supporters:
The Angel Gabriel Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, League of Canadian Poets, Open Book, The Ontario Arts Council, The Pollock Family Fund and Wellington County.